Charminar is Hyderabad’s principal landmark and city symbol that was built by Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah in 1591 to commemorate the founding of the city and the end of an epidemic. This architectural marvel is 56m-high and has four arches with minarets atop each column, hence the name ‘Charminar’. It’s surrounding is a vibrant area with lanes crowded with shops, stalls, and shoppers.
Built on a 280 feet high hillock called, Naubath Pahad, Birla Mandir is a magnificent Hindu temple that is spread across 13 acres of sprawling land. It was opened for public visiting in the year 1976 by Swami Ranganathananda of Ramakrishna Mission. The temple was constructed by Birla Foundation that has built several similar temples across India by the same name.
With an area of 2000 acres, the Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad is the largest integrated film city in the world. It is one of the most popular tourism and recreation centers in the city. It consists of both natural and artificial attractions that also include an amusement park. Many Bollywood and regional movies have been shot here.
The Salar Jung Museum is an art museum in the city of Hyderabad and is one of the largest in the world. It is one of the three National Museums of India and has a rare collection of sculptures, paintings, carvings, textiles, manuscripts, ceramics, metallic artifacts, carpets, clocks, and furniture from Japan, China, Burma, Nepal, India, Persia, Egypt, Europe, and North America.
The Golkonda Fort in Hyderabad acted as the capital of the medieval sultanate of the Qutb Shahi dynasty (c.1518–1687). This majestic structure has beautiful palaces and an ingenious water supply system. It is also known for its magical acoustic system. The Golkonda Fort used to have a vault where the famous Koh-i-Noor and Hope diamonds were kept along with other diamonds.
The Nehru Zoological Park which is also known as Hyderabad Zoo is one of the most visited destinations in Hyderabad. The visiting hours of zoo vary by season and remain closed on Mondays. With an area of 380 acres, it is home to about 100 species of birds, animals and reptiles.